| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Turns out that for Apple Inc., being one of the most innovative companies on the planet does have at least one big drawback.
The Cupertino, Calif., company says it is the No. 1 target for so-called patent trolls.
In court and regulatory filings, Apple...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Tia Smith clutched her new phone in one hand and a phone case in the other as she shopped at a West Hollywood Best Buy.
She clicked away into her smartphone's tiny screen and searched for the case in other nearby stores.
"I'm trying to buy this...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:40 PM
TUCSON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer began meeting Wednesday with key groups before deciding the fate of legislation that would give more protection to businesses citing religious beliefs in denying service to gays. The meetings come as a group...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:31 PM
It was supposed to revolutionize the global monetary system. Instead, the bitcoin virtual currency that has captured the imagination of investors and financiers is on the verge of collapse.
In a stunning blow to a novel way to buy products and services,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate "cloak and dagger" methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets from U.S....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn is sounding a cautious tone about stocks.
In a conference call with analysts, Einhorn said last year's massive run for stocks was fueled in part by misleading earnings reports.
"In 2013 the market rewarded many...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Few companies have benefited more from the explosion of the wireless market and the increasing sophistication of cellphones than Qualcomm Inc.
The San Diego semiconductor and telecommunications company is the world's leading designer and seller of chips...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:29 AM
In a letter to Apple shareholders published on Monday, activist investor Carl Icahn announced he was dropping his shareholder proposal that would have asked Apple Inc. to buy back $50 billion of stock this year.
The move came after an influential...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Chief executives from 21 companies gathered at the White House on Friday, bringing with them a pledge not to unfairly weed out the long-term unemployed in their hiring process.
About 300 businesses — including Apple Inc., EBay...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:22 AM
IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday.
After receiving about $1...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Apple has reportedly hired a sleep expert to aid it in its creation of the iWatch, a wearable device that the tech giant is rumored to be developing.
9to5Mac reported that Roy J.E.M. Raymann -- whose background includes working on wearables, sensors and...